Milan Middle School Times

By: Potts' Peeps

Editors of the Month: Melissa Frankenberry, Bayley Johnson, and Isabel Kroner.

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8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip By: Skyler Winchester, Lydia Clark, and Gabby Rowan

This May, the 8th graders are going to take a trip to Washington D.C! How crazy is that? They will be visiting a lot of places. Some of these places are The White House, Virginia beach, The Kennedy center, the Capitol Building, Mt. Vernon the former home of president George Washington, and more! How could you possibly know what to do there? There is just so much to do! They will leave at Monday, May 17 at 4, and will leave at about 1 to 2 a.m. on May 22. 8th graders, we wish you luck and have fun!

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Field Day By: Karley Bushhorn, Mary Kate Ketcham, and Riley Clark

At the end of the year we will have a day called field day. It is a fun filled day full of games and fun activities. You can also buy food and drinks for 50 cents to a dollar! It will have an Olympiad that Mr. Wade is in charge of.

We'll have an area of inflatables that will challenge your physical fitness! Again this year, there will be an area of interactive games for those that enjoy swinging a club, showing their speed or aiming for the bulls eye. We will have a cookout, so you will not need to pack a lunch. It will be hot at the end of the year so wear clothes to play in.

It will be a fun end of the school year for everyone. There will be many games and delicious foods! We hope you will have fun!

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May 3rd is Teacher Day By: Jessica Money and Josiah Combs

May 8th is National Teachers Day. On this day, many countries celebrate and appreciate teachers. There are parties, and, other things to show how much we appreciate our teachers.

To celebrate, you can do many things for your teachers. You can bake cookies, make them food, give them presents, tell them ‘thank you’, for the many things that they do.

Some countries celebrate this holiday on October 5th. Others celebrate on February 28th.

We would like to take this time to say a special thanks to all of the teachers of all Milan Community Schools. You truly make a difference!

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May Band Concert By: Max Hartman and Cole Knecht

The Beginning, Advanced, and the High School Bands will be playing on May 10 at 7:00. The Beginning Band will be playing Shake it Off, Clocks, The Addams Family Theme, Best Song Ever, and Ghostbusters. The Advanced Band will be playing Brick House, Shut Up and Dance, Hey, Soul Sister, Funkytown, and Annie. The High School Band will be playing Cotton Eyed Joe, Rocky on Broadway, I am the Doctor, and Viva la Vida. Good Luck to all the bands.
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May 8th: Mother's Day By: Ashton Lukens and Bailey Herrick

Sunday May 8th is Mother's Day. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood. It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day and Siblings Day. In the United States, celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century. As you can see mother's day is an important day in the world! We are so thankful for our mothers and all of the things that they do to help us!

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Teacher Feature By: Charlie Jackson and Adam Volz

Mrs.Potts has been chosen for the teacher feature for the May newsletter. Mrs. Potts has been teaching for 7 years. This is her first year at Milan. She went to high school at Milan High School and went to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute. Before she came to Milan She taught at South Dearborn. Mrs. Potts is married and has 2 kids, with a boy on the way.

She loves teaching at Milan! We picked Mrs.Potts for all of her hard work this year. Mrs.Potts has us hooked to the Among the Hidden series.

End of Year Review By: Deric Porter, Dakota Bradley, and Landon Morgan

It's hard to believe that we are almost done with school for the 2015-2016 school year! We wanted to take our last issue and highlight some of the exciting events!

Let's start with SADD. The Red Ribbon week was very successful. A lot of kids dressed up for the days and won prizes. The SADD Halloween dance paid for the red ribbon week for next year. Eighth grade SADD members gave facts about what smoking and drugs can do to a person. At the end of the year there is going to be Relay for life for cancer. It was an awesome year for our SADD chapter.

Who could forget the student vs teacher basketball game. The teachers won all four games. Seems like the luck of our 54' legacy lives on!

The Milan FFA had a plant sale the 23rd of April. All the plants were home grown by the Milan FFA chapter.The plant sale did good .

Potts Peeps had 5 counting this issue of newspapers. The editors were Max Hartman, Caiden Yorn, Cole Knecht, Riley Clark, Karley Bushhorn, Mary Kate Ketcham, Landon Morgan, Caleb Prozanski, Brody Lack, Melissa Frankenberry, Bayley Johnson,and Isabel Kroner. Our class enjoyed writing the articles and bringing you the latest and greatest news to you! We hope you have enjoyed it!

The student council held a SOUPer bowl event to collect food for the local food pantry. they made is a competition between all of the classes. Mr. Wade's class won and was rewarded with a pizza party!

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Kathy Nimmer By: Isabel Kroner, Bayley Johnson, and Melissa Frankenberry

Kathy Nimmer is from West Lafayette.

Kathy earned her bachelor's degree from Trinity Christian College in 1991. Then she earned her Masters of Arts in English from Purdue University in 1992. She has earned many awards in her career.

When Kathy was born, she had close to perfect vision. As she moved into higher grades, her vision sadly got worse. Her vision disappeared. However, her blindness has been considered a gift. She was able to win teacher of the year award with her companion Nacho, the golden retriever. The pair has now traveled the world teaching young students important lessons.

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May 30th: Memorial Day By: Caiden Yorn and Ashton Myers

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was born out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11.

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Summer Fun By: Caleb Prozanksi, and Brody Lack

When you get out of school there’s many things you can do with a friend. You can see a movie or blow bubbles. Or you could play tag, hopscotch, or go to an amusement park. If you play the same sport with your friends you can go to a game or practice together. Another thing you could do with your friend is go to their house, bike with them, eat some ice cream, or go swimming. Some things you could do with your family are play mini golf, go to the circus/fair, go to the beach, or have a picnic at a park. You could also go rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, or fishing. One other thing you could do is go on a family vacation. Those are just some of things that you can do with you friends and family. By following these ideas I think you will have the best summer ever!

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SADD- Relay for LIfe By: Trey Mattl and Jordan Pigmon

At Relay for Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds people raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer. Just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.The relay for life events take place in around 20 countries. Every year, the Relay for Life movement raises more than $400 million. The American Cancer Society puts these donations to work, investing in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. We're fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer, in our community and everyone else's. The Relay for Life has been around since 1985.That makes it 31 years it’s been around.